Mcrypt is one of the most important module for php, it enables encryption which uses by majority of php framework such as laravel. In this article i will show you how to install mcrypt module for php 5 on lubuntu.
To install mcrypt module on lubuntu is pretty easy, but simply installing mcrypt on lubuntu doesn't mean mcrypt will work, you need to run a special command to activate mcrypt module.
sudo apt-get install php5-mcrypt
sudo php5enmod mcrypt
It's a good idea also to restart the web server, if you are using apache web server, you can run this command to restart:
sudo service apache2 restart
~ goodluck ~